avocado, vanilla, chili pepper, tobacco, strawberry, pineapple, sweet potato, guava, yucca, and more...
heck of a lot of fruit and veges come from South America. (Chili)
Heh. Me too. My second vote would have been the potato.
Products from Mexico and Perú:
Tomatoes, potatoes, cacoa ( chocolate bean), and chili peppers ... They were brought back to the Iberian Peninsula by the Conquistadors ... Then they traversed the European continent, from Spain to France, to Italy, the British Isles, Holland and Beligum ( no order specified ).
Mexico and Perú were the countries predominately involved.
Of course, the Portuguese, the French, the Dutch and the British all had their hand in the melting pot as well at different points in time.
Have a nice wkend.
I originally didn't see Corn and that would have been my top choice over cacao (can I have a do-over :D)? Those 3, to me at least have been traced back to the mentioned parts of the world and are essentially staple foods (cacao being the exception as a staple but to many its value cannot be understated in other words I feel cacao would trump peppers and tomatoes). Obviously all are important and have their place, but when I think of the word "impact" it conjures in my mind preliminarily how much, how widespread and how valuable.
Let us not forget. Cocaine and Grass, and that does influence the culinary world.
I think the item is referring to bell peppers.
About chile peppers, I didn't know they were known in the old wold, do you have some examples?